Monday, June 29, 2009


This post does not have any direct relation to saving the environment but I feel it might sensitize us to it.
One evening, about a month or so back, a couple of friends and I were having a snack at Municipal market. Seeing us, a destitute old lady walked up to us with a hopeful look on her face. She probably expected money, but it being winter, I asked her if she would like to eat something and she nodded a yes. So I went up to this ragda patty seller for another plate and gave it to her. What happened next is something I will not soon forget.
She had this look of intense gratitude on her face and it hit me. Not the gratitude itself, but the fact that she should have to be grateful at all.
A meal - one that cost me Rs.15 that I, that most of us, buy without a second thought, was probably the first square meal of the day this lady had had. And she was grateful for it. Why should she have to be at all? Wasnt everyone entitled to atleast that much? I couldn't look her in the eye and left as soon as possible.
I realised that one meal is something that all of us can give. To anyone who needs it. It doesn't cost us much.
And probably means a lot more to the person who receives it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Watch this:

HOME: A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Exercise those wrist muscles

Simple maths:

A dripping tap can waste upto 1 litre of water every hour, which is 24 litres a day, which adds upto 8760 litres of water a year.

We drink around 2 litres of water a day.

Let’s start with something very simple. Just exercise your grip a little more and make sure the tap is COMPLETELY off when you turn it off. It really does not take much effort. If you spot a dripping tap, just think of how much water is being wasted, the water that could quench the thirst of 12 people in a day. Once you turn off that tap, trust me, you’ll get that good feeling you get when you help somebody. After all, you HAVE helped saving someone’s share of drinkable water.

Getting Started

The problem is HUGE. But it is not something that cannot be solved.

Maybe we just need to be reminded constantly about what’s happening to the earth. We are trying to spread awareness that there IS something wrong that needs to be taken care of.

That’s why we decided to start this blog…. a place to share our commitment and ideas about what we can do to reverse climate change. Anything; small or big, absolutely anything in the right direction will help in some way.

A commitment to change our habits and constantly have it in mind that everything we do affects things around us and eventually, our planet; our home.

I’m using this blog also as a reminder to myself, that there so many things that can be done to help save the planet. My own small or big efforts can make a difference.

To remind myself that whatever I do, can make a difference.